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  • Provenance

    Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 26 April 2006, lot 158

  • Catalogue Essay

    A photographer turned filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick argued that ‘aesthetically recording spontaneous action, rather than carefully posing a picture, is the most valid and expressive use of photography.' Taken when Kubrick was just a year out of high school during an assignment for Look magazine on life in the New York subway, the present lot was the first photograph by Kubrick to ever appear at auction when it was first sold at Phillips, New York in 2006. This body of work was surveyed in the 2005 publication Stanley Kubrick: Drama & Shadows 1945-1950.

Collection of Georges Bermann

13

Sleep

1946
Gelatin silver print.
19.8 x 19.3 cm (7 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.)
Credited, titled in an unidentified hand in pencil and 'Mar 47' date stamp on the verso.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Contact Specialist
Genevieve Janvrin
Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4092

Photographs

London Auction 3 November 2016